Paul’s wife, Barbara, has multiple sclerosis and the couple haven’t had a full night’s sleep in years.
Despite having a good quality static mattress, Barbara used to suffer from back pain and pressure injuries and her husband had to set alarms during the night to get up and manually turn her.
“I was getting stressed because I would be up three or four times a night,” Paul explains. “Then the next morning, because I’d had broken sleep, it was like I was walking around in a dream. All of that has gone now. I can get up in the morning and go in… Barbara’s still asleep and I have to wake her. This mattress has certainly done a huge amount for me. It’s given me back my life as well.”
Barbara, aged 77, is also rapt with the Winncare Axtair Automorpho Plus, supplied by Cubro. “It’s fabulous. I go straight to sleep, and I no longer have a sore back. I read a book for about 5 minutes then I’m out like a light.”
The mattress features alternate one in two cell inflation and the movement is incredibly subtle and gentle. It automatically senses the correct inflation level according to the client’s morphology (weight and distribution) whilst offering the choice of a soft, medium, or firmer inflation level.
Each cell is made of very soft material, so it doesn’t crinkle or rustle, and the pump is extremely quiet. “It’s quite a gentle hum,” Paul says. “It wouldn’t annoy you in any way. It’s a sleepy kind of drone.”